My body of coming forth by day
10 MAY 2018
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Running time 60’
Palazzo della Triennale
a souvenir, an amplifier of his annihilation through the practice of dance.
“Dubois represents the most impressive form of expressivness that exsists.” The Obs
Acclaimed as one of the finest dancers in the world, Olivier Dubois stages and performs in a solo that celebrates the historical and artistic dimension of his dancer’s body. In My body of coming forth by day, presented by FOG in European premiere (following the world premiere in Cairo last September), Dubois investigates the potentialities of the body to present itself as a work of art, as a monstrous masterpiece, as a souvenir, which magnifies its own erasure in the name of dance practice. A body which retains within itself thousands of movements, gestures, postures and sensations, litres of sweat and blood, hundreds of wounds and scars, a mound of joy and pain. What is left of all this? Where can a body’s memory lead? The performance is intended as a humorous opportunity to peer into the artist’s talent and dedication.
Olivier Dubois is a French dancer and choreographer nominated in 2011 by the “Dance Europe” magazine among the best dancers of the world. In 1999 he signed his first solo Under cover. He has been an interpreter for numerous choreographers and directors among which Jan Fabre, Sasha Waltz, Angelin Preljocaj, Charles Cré-Ange, Cirque du Soleil, and Dominique Boivin. Since 2005 his performances have received great success: Féroces (2005), created with Christine Corday, Pour tout l’or du monde… (2006), Faune(s) (2008), inspired by L’Après-midi d’un faune by Vaslav Nijinski, the choreography of La Périchole of Offenbach (2009) for the Operas of Lille, Nantes and Limoges directed by Bérangère Jannelle, Spectre (2010), L’homme de l’Atlantique (2010), a duet on Frank Sinatra’s music. In 2009 he started working on the trilogy Étude critique pour un trompe l’oeil comprised of Révolution (2009), the solo Rouge (2011) and Tragédie (2012). He later started working on a series of creations on the topic of La sagra della primavera. The first part of the series was called Prêt à baiser Sacre#1. In 2011 debuts Envers et face à tous, a performance with 120 amateur interpreters. A few years later, he created Élégie for the Ballet National de Marseilles as part of the Marseilles 2013 European Capital of Culture while during the same year the magazine “Danza&Danza” nominated him for best choreographer for Tragédie and Élégie. In 2015 he presented Mon élue noire Sacre#2, a solo piece for dancer Germaine Acogny, and Les Mémoires d’un seigneur. In 2016 he created AUGURI a piece for 22 dancers for the International Festival of Hamburg. He has received various awards among which the Award for interpreter’s career in 2007 which is awarded by the French critic’s union and in 2008 the Jardin d’Europe Award in Vienna. The Centre National de la Danse in Paris dedicated the exhibition L’interprète dévisagé to him and his works.
With the support of Fondazione Nuovi Mercenati, a franco-italian foundation for the contemporary creation.
choreography and interpretation: Olivier Dubois
production: COD / Compagnie Olivier Dubois